At this technology platform, companies and educational institutes can each conduct their own open online courses on any topic. Personal information, communication data, and performance records never leave the secure server in Potsdam, which is protected under the Federal Data Protection Act. Since 2012, the software institute has used this server for its own Internet learning platform: openHPI. In the meantime, already more than 113,000 participants from over 150 countries have registered at openHPI.
The knowledge transfer via MOOCs is always interactive. Through the large number of course participants, who engage in exchange among themselves and with the instructors, valuable feedback can be used for individual improvements.